The funeral service for Maxine Mueller, 96 year-old Enid resident will be Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 10:00AM in the Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel. The Pastor Kenneth Wade will officiate. Gail Edmison will assist. A private family burial will follow in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.
Maxine was born October 26, 1916 in Fortuna, Missouri to Oma Fischer and Charles Patrick Hunt and passed away on May 31, 2013 at the Commons Nursing Home.
" Miss Maxine's" loving family includes her daughter Karin Mueller Keithly and son-in-law Kem of Enid, grandson Kent Keithly and wife Paige of Enid, and granddaughter Kristin Doutey and husband Tim of Yukon. Gram had nine great-grandchildren, Kathryn Dorton of Enid; Alyx Ramos of Chicago, Illinios; Michael, Andrew and Tabitha Doutey of Yukon, Oklahoma and Joe, Alice, Mary and Harris Keithly of Enid. All have brightened her days in Enid over the past 15 years. In addition, she leaves behind a niece JoAnn Bartos of Brooklyn, New York, sister-in-law Jan Hunt of Kansas City, Missouri, a step-brother Rick Hunt and wife Trudy of Sedalia and step-sister Patsy Ybarra of San Antonio, Texas.
Her husband of 50 years, Norman Paul Mueller, and her loving granddaughter Kimberly Jones preceded her in death as well as her parents Oma Fischer and Charles Patrick Hunt, one sister, Marjorie Hand, two twin brothers William Gerald Hunt and Willard Harold Hunt, and a step-brother Robert Patrick Hunt.
Maxine lived her early years in Fortuna, Missouri where her Dad was a farmer. The family then moved to Sedalia, Missouri where she graduated from Smith Cotton High School. She then moved to Jefferson City, Missouri where she worked as a hotel waitress. There she met the love of her life Norman Paul Mueller whom she married in Westphalia, Missouri on January 18, 1941. In 1942 she moved to Sedalia, Missouri where Norman was city clerk. They then moved to Kansas City in 1947 where Maxine worked at Grebe Drug Store, the Jones Store Company in the Credit Department as well as on the sales force in the furniture department and later became a Interior Decorator.
After retirement she moved to Lee's Summit, Missouri in 1984 where she resided until Norman passed away. In 1996 Maxine moved to Enid, Oklahoma to be closer to her daughter and family where she lived on Indian Drive and later spent several years at the Arbors Assisted Living and then moved to The Commons in 2007.
Maxine had a real gift for being inquisitive, up front and personal, an avid reader and a super saver. She definitely knew what it was to live through the depression and the World War II era. These events influenced her nature for saving, reusing and thrift. In the kitchen she turned out some awesome pies and cakes that tantalized the palette. She loved to travel, dance with Norman, and shop the sales.
She lived a life of great spirit and belief that if you had the will to do something there was definitely a way to accomplish the dream.
She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Enid, St.Matthew's Lutheran Church of Lee's Summit, and St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Kansas, City.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made through the funeral home for a blanket warmer for the Commons Nursing Home.